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K-State Falls at Baylor, 74-49

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WACO, Texas – Baylor jumped out to a big lead and never looked back in a 74-49 win over K-State on Tuesday evening. The Bears improved to 18-2 (6-2 Big 12). K-State dropped to 10-9 (2-6 Big 12).

K-State hit a three for the opening basket of the night, but the Bears answered with an 18-3 run to take early control of the contest. The Cats couldn’t get it going offensively with a 2-for-15 start from the field. The Bears took advantage of K-State’s slow start and led by as many as 21 in the opening half. Baylor connected on their final eight shots of the half and took a 39-21 advantage to the break.

It was more of the same in the second half, as Baylor shot over 60 percent from the field. Markquis Nowell scored all 11 of his points in the second half to try to give K-State a spark, but Baylor’s defense continued to cause problems for the Cats. Nijel Pack was the only other K-State player in double figures with 13.

The Bears finished with six blocks and seven steals on the night as they limited K-State to just 19-for-60 (31.7 percent) from the field overall and 5-for-23 (21.7 percent) from deep. Baylor had balance offensively and finished the evening 29-for-51 (56.9 percent) from the field overall.

LJ Cryer led the Baylor scoring attack with 14 points. Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (13 points, 12 rebounds) and Kendall Brown (10 points, 11 rebounds) added double-doubles for the hosts, while Adam Flagler also reached double figures with 13. Baylor had 38 points in the paint and 25 points off the bench in the win.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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